Episode 2

PhP risk, Subject shows no damage to memory or perception, yet she speaks insistently (and with great conviction) about elaborate fantasies.The subject’s behavior reflects a wholesale belief in her self-imagined role. The preceding factors highly suggest a case of phantastic pseudology (PhP).

Phantastic Pseudology – The proper name should be Fantastic Pseudology or Pseudologia Fantastica, which is defined as pathological lying.

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Amrita (“sweet water”) appears in ancient Hindu myth and grants eternal youth and immortality. Amrita cells divide infinitely (no Hayflick limit) and thus live indefinitely.

Amrita – In Hindu and Buddhist mythology, Amrita is the drink of the gods, which grants them immortality. The word itself literally means “without death”.

Hayflick Limit – The Hayflick limit was discovered by Leonard Hayflick in 1965. Hayflick observed that cells dividing in cell culture divided only a certain number of times, then they died. The number of times they divided was always the same (about 50), their seemed to be a limit to the number of times the cells could divide. As the cells approached this limit, they began exhibiting more and more signs of old age.

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Symptoms –  (Su)bject alters past events and conception of self based on fantasy. (Ma)ny of the subject’s claims surpass normal levels of exaggeration and are blatantly misleading. (Int)ention to falsify is unclear; subject herself appears to fully believe claims.

Causes – (No)rmally, a pseudology patient will express fantasies as a means of asserting his or her own existance. (Ho)wever, in some cases, patients will resort to pseudology as a strategy for escaping excessive stress. (It) (A)ppears that the subject’s condition may have been a byproduct of extreme physical and mental strain (exp)erienced at the workplace. The resulting psychosis occured without the subject’s being aware of (the) onset of symptoms, and rendered her unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality.

Recommendations – The symptoms of pseudology worsen if the subject is able to convince others of the (vali)dity of his claims. The subject should, therefore be isolated from the outside world and immediately committed for treatment.

Confabulated Memory – Confabulation is defined as the spontaneous production of false memories: Either memories for events which never occurred or memories of actual events which are displaced in space or time.

 

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